i am homeschooling 3 of our 6 children (one is in college, one is in high school [his choice] and one is only 20 months)
so the kids that are "school age" are 11, 8 and 5. i feel a bit overwhelmed trying to figure out how to get them all what they need and integrate some wonderful waldorf main lessons and rhythm. the 5 year old is desperate to do "school work" like his brothers. he wants to read, do math etc. i am just wondering how others work thru a rhythm keeping the younger set doing one thing while working with the older kids (who are also in different "grades". )
mama to 7 amazing children married to my main man for 24 years and finally home FULL time
The author of The Parenting Passageway blog is homeschooling multiple children. Visit her--I know she has posts about this very topic.
Mothering an Autumn (08) , a Spring (11) , and another Autumn! (Nov. 2013)
Taking what works and leaving the rest
That is a great blog!
Waldorf Essentials talks about this, too.
My girls are almost 5 and almost 7 so we do a mixed age thing with them. I make sure to take care of the youngest first since she has the least patience. And, then she just plays the morning away while i do more sit down stuff with the oldest. it works. there is a lot of stuff they do together. they hear some of the same stories and then want to make beeswax stuff all together. they all like the play/puppet shows.